10 Things You Should Probably Delete From Your Facebook Page Immediately

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All of us are now well-aware, Facebook and other social networking sites pose a serious threat to our privacy on the net.

If the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- in which 87 million Facebook users from around the world had their personal data harvested -- has taught us everything, it's that we can't give our trust to social media sites to keep our private info, well, private. Thanks to you, Zuckerberg.


That's why if you're still planning on keeping your Facebook account despite the fallout, you should really study removing the following parts of data from your profile.

1. Your Birthday

Having access to your birthday just makes it informal for con artists to increase access to your personal info and even your bank account details.

2. Your Phone Number

Do you really want all of your Facebook friends (or people seeing at your profile) to have your phone number? If not, then delete it to you account!

3. Pictures Of Young Children

"What type of information would children want to see about themselves online at a later date?" questioned by Victoria Nash, the acting director of the Oxford Internet Institute. And she got the point. Kids may not want their pictures spread through defferent social media pages.

4. Where Your Child Goes to School

Reported by the NSPCC, the number of sexual offenses on record has disturbingly increased over the last year or so.

"Police recorded 36,429 sexual offenses against children in the UK in 2013/2014," the report reads. "In England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland police recorded the highest number of sexual offenses against children in the past decade."

Just don't make easier for sex offenders or possible kidnappers to locate your children.


5. Location Services

In 2015, TechCrunch stated that more than 500 million people are using Facebook only from their cell phones. The same number could potentially show their location to the internet, meaning anyone -- as well as those who pose a threat -- will find out where you are.

6. Your Manager Or CEO

Depending on your privacy settings, your boss can see

7. Remember: Don't Tag Your Location

People who knows exactly where you are isn't always a best idea. And if you tag your location at home, you're mostly giving away your address.

8. When and Where You Go on Vacation

This is an invitation to thieves. According to This Is Money, tourists who have their properties stolen while on vacation danger not having their insurance claim accepted if they had posted their vacation plans on their social media pages.

9. Your Credit Card Info

This one's pretty clear, but you never want to share financial details on social media.

10. Photos of Your Boarding Pass

The barcode on your boarding pass could possibly be used to discover personal information you have specified to the airline.

Source: viralthread.com